Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Man's Quest

Henry David Thoreau once declared, "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation."

People look for what can fill their inner vacuum with everything. You name it, it's tried, except the Only Thing.

Materialism says ... possess things, please your self,
Education says ... acquire degrees, expand your self.
Pride says ... Be superior, promote your self.
Psychology says ... Be confident, fulfill your self.
Humanism says ... Be capable, trust your self.
Hedonism says ... Be sensuous, enjoy your self.
Communism says ... Be collective, secure your self.
Philanthropy says ... Be helpful, give your self.

And on and on goes the insatiable thirst and quest of man. All these above smell good. Yet they still leave us hungry, frustrated, and searching for what will truly satisfy us.

Psychotherapist/author Rollo May pondered the plight of lost, searching men and women:  "It is an old and ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way."

Indeed, apart from the real Way, there is no going ... there is no living.

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